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Old 16 January 2019, 01:19 AM
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I think some of it comes down to a bonafide philosophical question of how we come to "know" things and what constitutes a "justified true belief" in a world where absolute metaphysical certainty is impossible to achieve if we’re being honest with ourselves.

I’d grant that some adherents to flat-eartherism do indeed have as much justification to believe the world is flat as your average high school (or college!) graduate has to believe that it’s round. It just happens that the education they got during their formative years (possibly due to homeschooling, possibly due to parents who worked real hard to plant it into their heads early on that they should put one thing down on the test their teachers gave them, but "know" something else) was based on things that weren’t exactly... true.
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